Poll gives hope for Conservative resurgence as senior Tory MP insists next election is up for grabs and survey shows many voters remain undecided
- Tobias Ellwood said Sunak did an excellent job of stabilizing the economy
- The senior backbench Conservative MP agreed ‘all is not lost for Tories’
- Research shows that nearly one in three are unsure who to support in the next election
A senior Tory MP has insisted that the next general election is still up for grabs after research shows many voters are still undecided.
Tobias Ellwood admitted that the Conservatives under Liz Truss had made mistakes and that people were not happy with his party.
But he said Rishi Sunak was now doing an excellent job of stabilizing the economy while Labor had not yet been put to the test and voters had no idea what Sir Keir Starmer’s party stood for.
Mr Ellwood’s comments came after research showed that in some areas nearly one in three adults were unsure who to support in the next election, scheduled for 2024.
Tobias Ellwood, a senior backbench Conservative MP, agreed that “all is not lost for the Tories.” Pictured: Ellwood in July 2022
The poll by Focaldata asked more than 10,000 people about their voting intentions and initially predicted that Labor would take power with 517 of the 650 seats.
However, the figure fell sharply to 353 as the focus shifted to ‘don’t know’, The Sunday Times reported.
The study by campaign group Best for Britain concluded that most of the undecided voters match the age and education profiles of Conservative donors. If they chose the Tories, it would deny many seats that Labor is currently expected to win.
The survey added that ‘Conservative-leaning voters have wavered rather than switched to Labour’.
The study by campaign group Best for Britain concluded that most of the undecided voters match the age and education profiles of Conservative donors. Pictured: Rishi Sunak is greeted outside Conservative Party headquarters in Westminster after being announced as leader in October 2022
Yesterday Mr Ellwood, chairman of the House of Commons defense committee, was asked if he believed ‘all is not lost for the Tories’.
He replied, ‘Oh absolutely. There is everything to fight for in the next election. There are concerns about what the Conservatives did, we were wrong under Liz Truss.”
But the MP added: ‘Nobody knows what Labor stands for. People are rethinking the conservatives.
‘I suggest that the polls will look very different between now and two years from now.’